|coffeehouse_David_Rocah_138 - Mark Cohen|
David Rocah, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, discusses the controversy over spying on non-violent protesters by the Maryland State Police and the US Department of Homeland Security, and the debate over legislative proposals meant to ensure that such unfounded surveillance isn't repeated.
Keywords: protest; dissent; surveillance
|coffeehouse_tch_Lisa_Rein_133 - Mark Cohen|
A new report by former US Attorney and Maryland Attorney General Steve Sachs, commissioned by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, documents that between March 2005 and May 2006 the Maryland State Police spied on peace and anti-death penalty activists, even knowing that none of the targets advocated violence. The State Police under the administration of Governor Bob Erlich went so far as to label certain pacifists as âterroristsâ...
Keywords: surveillance; spying; First Amendment; dissent; death penalty; peace; climagte
|coffeehouse_tch_138 - Mark Cohen|
This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: SPYING ON NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS â¦NOT JUST A THING OF THE PAST. WE TALK WITH DAVID ROCAH, STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE ACLU OF MARYLAND ABOUT THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE MARYLAND STATE POLICEâ¦ SHOULD LOCAL POLICE REPORT ARRESTED IMMIGRANTS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR POSSIBLE DEPORTATION? ITâS A GROWING TREND THAT CONCERNS MICHELLE MENDEZ OF THE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP, CASA OF MARYLANDâ¦ YOU â TAXPAYER â HAVE INVESTED HEAVILY IN THE RECOVERY ...
Keywords: protest; dissent; surveillance; immigration; deportaton; foreclosres; REOs; banks; art; music; poetry